To locals it is simply called "The Garden". It is easy to see why with these majestic mountains surrounding the beautiful farms. Nothing fancy, no subdivisions or gated communities - just a place filled with peace, serenity and beauty. There are two loops that you follow and we found ourselves driving slowly soaking it all in and stopping to take photos. Did we mention peaceful?!
We have never seen such beautiful, well-kept farms! You can tell they take pride in their community and it shows! Flowers, barn quilts and even a mill dam!
Even though you can have a wonderful lunch at either of the stores in Burke's Garden we made a special stop to one of our favorite places right off Hwy 19 at the Historic Crab Orchard Museum exit - Fisher & Company Restaurant. We first found them a year ago because their building was formerly a train depot located across the river and moved to this location. As you know, we are always looking for old train depots and were thrilled it is now a restaurant. Their farm-raised pulled pork is some of the best around and their sides like bean and corn salad are truly unique culinary experiences! They are taking all precautions for COVID-19 too, they have added outside patio seating, a plexi-glass center section and offer QR-codes at the tables for contactless menus! Everyone was wearing masks! Thank you Ashley Fisher for these safety measure and for remembering the "train people"!